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NEA Press Club - Lily_Garcia_hi-res

Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Association, plans to speak on what the Trump education agenda means for students and public schools at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 8

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for Club members, who may purchase up to two tickets at this rate, and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Please click here to purchase tickets. For questions, please email reservations@press.org or call (202) 662–7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase & tickets most likely will NOT be available at the door.

The NEA is the nation’s represents three million teachers and school employees who work in K-12 schools and higher education at U.S. public colleges and universities.

For more information, please visit the “NEA President Speaks” events page, on the National Press Club’s website.


The First Annual National Enlightenment Walk for Education Reform in America (NEW ERA) will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 marking the beginning of American Education Week (November 13-19). In an effort to bring awareness and create a sense of urgency on a myriad of issues in America’s education system, this year’s walk will primarily focus on encouraging and supporting the students’ voice in education reform. We firmly believe that if educators and policy makers want to bring about change for the greater good of the students, then it is crucial that they fully understand the students’ perspective. A great part of understanding students’ perspectives can be accomplished by including their thoughts, suggestions, and feedback in the reform process.


A Message from the Founder: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnlqwMqK63k

Tavis Smiley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUSMUEDuX80
Cornel West http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHGjNDGPkFo
Glen Harris http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Owr_IWOIrqs&feature=related
Cato June http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzCJDNXeoZ8&feature=related

Sponsors:   Chick Fil-a  –  Radio One  –  Praise 104  –  Magic 102  –  MBM Entertainment, LLC

Free, four-day program in DC on Cancer Issues

The deadline is rapidly approaching to apply for our fifth, all-expenses-paid, educational program on cancer issues. The program runs from December 11-14, 2011, in Washington DC. Experts will speak on the record, with plenty of time for Q&A. Topics will include: the latest research and its implications for cervical, prostate, breast and other cancers, along with behavioral and social issues. Leading experts will discuss controversies related to screening and treatment; the agenda will include at least one field trip to a relevant location in the nation’s capital. This program is for US-based journalists. Apply by 5:00 PM EST, Monday, October 17 , 2011. Click here for more information and to apply.

An explosion of genetic understanding has opened new avenues of research on cancer, in all its complexity. Both treatment and prevention could ultimately be transformed by new knowledge of oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, and the molecular defects that drive cancer. We are coming to understand more and more about the association between behavior and lifestyle and the susceptibility to cancer development. This four-day immersion in cancer issues will help journalists understand the latest research and its implications for cervical, prostate, breast and other cancers. Leading experts also will discuss controversies related to screening and treatment; the agenda will include at least one field trip to a relevant location in the nation’s capital. This is NPF’s fifth on-the-record cancer issues program, to be held in Washington, D.C. December 11-14. Resources from last year’s program are here. Fellowships include airfare, lodging and most meals.   The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM EST Monday, October 17, 2011.   Applications from outside the US and Canada will not be considered.

Sixteen fellowships will be awarded to selected print, broadcast and online journalists.  Applications are encouraged from journalists who have experience covering the social, economic and societal impact of cancer, as well as those with a background in science and medical reporting. To apply:

  • Fill out the online application form.
  • Submit a letter of support from a supervisor (if you are an independent journalist you may include a letter from a previous supervisor or editor you work with frequently).
  • Submit two samples of your journalistic work.  If you’re an editor, send samples of work you have edited.

Applications must be received by 5:00 PM EST Monday, October 17.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Applications from outside the US and Canada will not be considered. Selected journalists will be notified 2 to 4 weeks after the application deadline.

This program is underwritten by Pfizer Inc. Our guidelines for program sponsors are here.


The National Press Foundation is a 501-c-3 that conducts free, all-expenses-paid programs for journalists around the country and internationally. Since 1976, the National Press Foundation has provided professional development opportunities to more than 5,000 editors, producers and reporters, helping them to better understand and explain the impact of public policy on readers and viewers. Programs held in the nation’s capital, around the country, and overseas bring journalists together with leading authorities to discuss significant issues ranging from agriculture and economics to politics and zoology.

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This program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer, Inc. and the NPF Programs Fund.

Click here for funding info.

Many of you may have missed the radio interview that was done with client, Gabriel Asheru Benn, on The Power of One Voice with Sean Anthony on Sun, November 7th.  Well if you missed it, we have finally made the interview available for you can now to listen at your convenience thanks to Sound Cloud.

Listen to what Asheru has to say about the Educational System; how Hip Hop has helped educators reach some of our academically challenged youth; his programs: HELP – Hip Hop Educational Literacy Program that is in over 200 school systems/40 US cities nationwide (and in South Africa) & the Guerrilla Arts Professionals Program; and examples of the successes that he has had in the classroom.  Socially relevant; empowering, motivating and engaging the youth; policy vs.  personal commitment to communities in need; and why education reform is so critical – now more than ever.

The Power of One Voice (11.7.10 – iPower 92.1 – Radio One) – Sean Anthony – Education & Hip Hop PT 2 by RaeNewman

For interviews, media inquiries, bookings or for more information –

Rachel J Newman, Strategist/PR :: Rae@MGSandbox.com :: (202) 643-4250.